Über das Buch
Not only Martin Bormanns whereabouts were mysterious, but also if Kippenberger really bought a gas station, if the gas station existed and where it was situated. In 2017, 31 years later, and almost 20 years after Martin Kippenbergers death, Ursula Böckler and her partner Georg Graw returned to Salvador with a research grant by the Berlin senate, traveling on the tracks of the „Magical Misery Tour“.
During the research in Salvador de Bahia they were able to relocate the “Tankstelle Martin Bormann”. The photographs show the original site – still a gas station, but now a super modern one - in color and b/w. The gas station attendants are fascinated by Ursula Böcklers interest and by the 31 year old photos she is showing to them: A travel in time to a premodern brazilian gas station that became the source of an iconic work of art.
Graw Böckler Ursula Böckler (*1965 in Dortmund) Georg Graw (*1966 in Hamburg) The artist duo Graw Böckler work with video and photography. Graw Böckler live in Berlin. Links & contact Graw Böckler portfolio: http://www.grawboeckler.de email: firstname.lastname@example.org